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Immigration System: Merit-Based Immigration

immigration system: Trump congratulated Turnbull on your immigration reforms and on Australia's commitment to merit-based immigration, according to The Chronicle Herald. Are my friends from Congress listening to that Merit based, said Trump, who has been arguing for changes to turn the U.S. immigration system into one that is more focused on merit and the skills immigrants bring to the U.S., and less focused on family ties. Their relationship got off to a rocky start a year ago, but none of that was evident as they prepared to field questions from journalists in the East Room after an afternoon of talks, including about jobs. His immigration demands have upset lawmakers, mostly Democrats. It's the way to go. We want to do merit-based immigration also, Trump said, adding that such a system really protects the interest of Australia and its people. ( As reported in the news.